LIBRARIAN/MEDIA SPECIALIST

Jaffrey Grade School

Jaffrey-Rindge Cooperative School District

Jaffrey, New Hampshire (map)

Job Details

  • Job ID: 2779686
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted: May 18, 2017
  • Starting Date: August 21, 2017

Job Description

Jaffrey Grade School seeks a knowledgeable and enthusiastic educator to lead our library program for grades PK-5. The successful candidate will foster a love of reading, design instruction to inspire independent learning, support the integration of library skills and resources throughout the curriculum, and develop/maintain the collection.

We at the Jaffrey-Rindge Cooperative School District are seeking innovative and creative educators to join in the transformation of our schools. Successful candidates understand that collaboration, effective communication, meaningful relationships, and community connections are a must within a student-focused system. Applicants must be motivated individuals with a keen interest in inspiring and empowering students to excel and love learning. We are looking for candidates who:
- Embrace personalized, competency-based education
- Put students first
- Engage in innovative, creative thinking
- Collaborate within a relationship-oriented culture
- Take responsible risks
- Are proactive in communication with family and the community
- Are eager to grow as a professional
- Embrace and contribute to transformative change
- Give and accept relevant and timely feedback
- Understand instructional design
- Have a sense of humor
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category: Student Services > Librarian/Media Specialist
  • Welcome to Jaffrey Grade School!

    JAFFREY-RINDGE SCHOOL DISTRICT MISSION STATEMENT
    Being the Best
    Our mission is to provide a learning environment that creates life long learners and
    productive citizens.
    PROFILE OF STANDARDS
    What Jaffrey-Rindge Learners Should Know and Be Able to Do
    Learners will gain essential knowledge and develop specialized skills.
    Learners will effectively communicate.
    Learners will use a variety of strategies, resources, and technologies.
    Learners will think critically and creatively to solve problems and make decisions.
    Learners will understand work as a source of personal satisfaction, a contributor to academic
    achievement, and a means of economic survival.
    Learners will be dependable, productive, and accountable for their performance.
    Learners will cooperate, collaborate, and contribute.
    Learners will demonstrate both responsibility and respect for self, others, and surroundings.
    PHILOSOPHY OF CURRICULUM
    The purpose of the Jaffrey-Rindge Cooperative School District curriculum is to facilitate
    learning and to prepare students to function in a changing world as productive citizens. The
    curriculum will reflect the following beliefs:
    · All learners can be successful.
    · High standards are necessary to provide appropriate levels of challenge for all
    learners.
    · The needs of every learner must be addressed.
    · Learners will be aware of different learning processes.
    · Learning is an active process and engages the learner in authentic problem
    solving.
    · Learning requires a safe, supportive, and secure environment.
    · Learning involves taking risks and making appropriate choices.
    · Learning is a continuous and life-long process accomplished at different rates and
    in different ways.
    · Concepts and skills cross disciplines and span grades.
    · In all content areas it is essential that learners understand concepts and master
    skills.
    · Education is the responsibility of the entire community and should take advantage
    of available resources.
    · Learners are ultimately responsible for their own actions and achievements.
    · Teachers play important roles as instructors, academic coaches, advisers, and
    learners.
    · Teaching, learning, and assessment are interdependent. Learn more about us...

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    We at the Jaffrey-Rindge Cooperative School District are seeking innovative and creative educators to join in the transformation of our schools. Successful candidates understand that collaboration, effective communication, meaningful relationships, and community connections are a must within a student-focused system. Applicants must be motivated individuals with a keen interest in inspiring and empowering students to excel and love learning. We are looking for candidates who:

    • Embrace personalized, competency-based education
    • Engage in innovative, creative thinking
    • Collaborate within a relationship-oriented culture
    • Take responsible risks
    • Are proactive in communication with family and the community
    • Are eager to grow as a professional
    • Embrace and contribute to transformative change
    • Give and accept relevant and timely feedback
    • Understand instructional design
    • Have a sense of humor

    Jaffrey-Rindge Cooperative School District is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Job Requirements

    • Must be certified in NH as a Library Media Specialist.
      Experience in an elementary school setting and graduate studies in library science preferred.
      Knowledge of children's literature, strong technology skills and love of children are essential.
    • Bachelor degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

    Application Instructions

    Please be sure to include 3 letters of reference, transcripts (paper copies of official transcripts will be required at time of hire), and credential information with all current endorsements.

    Application Questions

    This employer has requested that all applicants answer the following questions. It is highly recommended that you type any essays in a word processing program, save them, and then paste them on the proceeding job application page.

    • 1. Have you ever been convicted of a crime (including driving while impaired or its equivalent, but excluding minor vehicle offenses) that has not been annulled by a court of law?
      Yes/No
    • 2. I certify that I have never been convicted of a criminal offense. Further, I certify that I have never been arrested for any offense involving sexual misconduct or moral turpitude.
      Yes/No
    • 3. I certify that the facts contained in this application are true and complete to the best of my knowledge and belief. I acknowledge and understand that the superintendent of schools (and/or designee), and the school board WILL BE RELYING ON the information contained in this application, and that the information is complete and accurate. I further understand and agree that, if employed, any falsified statements or any material half-truths, material misstatements or omissions on this application, without full disclosure of all relevant facts, shall be grounds for the school district to immediately VOID any employment contract with me, and shall be grounds for my immediate dismissal from employment with the school district.
      Yes/No
    • 4. I authorize the Jaffrey-Rindge Cooperative School District and its administrators to fully investigate all statements contained herein. Further, I authorize all references listed and all previous employers to give the Jaffrey-Rindge Cooperative School District any pertinent information they have, personal or otherwise, relative to me and/or my prior employment. I hereby release all parties from any and all liability for damages I may claim to suffer as a result of their furnishing such information to the district's representatives.
      Yes/No
    • 5. I hereby agree and promise that, if hired, I will report to my school principal and/or superintendent of schools, any suspicions that another employee may be involved with any illegal or immoral acts.
      Yes/No
    • 6. Describe your vision for an ideal elementary school library program. What would you do to implement this vision?
      Long Essay (Answer limited to 4000 characters, including spaces)

    Contact Information

    • Jeannelle Moore, Secretary
    • 18 School Street
    • Jaffrey, New Hampshire 03452
    • Phone: 603-532-8355
    • Fax: 603-532-4091
    • Email: click here